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Mike S. Schäfer: “Science is a matter of facts, not opinions”

Mike S. Schäfer from the University of Zurich talks about why the pandemic has amplified science journalists’ fatigue, how accelerated science affects the quality of reporting, and how politics can ease the burden. How has the pandemic affected science journalism? The pandemic has changed science journalism’s standing in society. We are now living at a ...

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EU project : NEWSERA

Citizen science (CS) initiatives are changing the paradigm of science communication (SC). Not only the embedded bottom-up methodology takes into account people’s needs, aligning science to society, but empowers citizens to become science communicators. Moreover, launching a citizen science project requires the creation of a complex ecosystem, in which the participation of quadruple helix stakeholders ...

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A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Rosa Arias about citizen science

Interview with Rosa Arias, CEO of Science for Change, coordinator for the NEWSERA project, which aims to use citizen science to improve science communication. How is citizen science developing as a field? I hope it will become bigger and bigger. It's receiving quite a lot of support by the European Commission, and at the national ...

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A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Dr Cristina Luís about citizen science

Interview with Dr Cristina Luís, professor in science communication at University of Lisbon. She is part of the NEWSERA project, which aims to use citizen science to improve science communication. Why are you focussing on citizen science projects for NEWSERA? We will be dealing with citizen science and science communication, how they interact with each ...

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Citizen science meets science communication

An ambitious new project aims to develop new ways of communicating about science through the growing army of people volunteering their time to take part in research.

COVID-19 how our behaviour can help stop the coronavirus

COVID-19: how our behaviour can help stop the coronavirus

The spread of infectious diseases is linked with human behaviour, so behavioural science could be used to inform effective modelling and communication strategies to reduce transmission and contain COVID-19.

Enny das interview

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Professor Enny Das about health communication and persuasion

Persuasive communication, a scientist’s opinion Interview with Professor Enny Das, Professor of Communication and Persuasion, and Principle Investigator of the Persuasive Communication Research Group of the Centre for Language Studies at Radboud University in Nijmegen, Netherlands. How can the public be motivated and persuaded through health and risk communication to take effective responsive and preventative actions, such ...

Susan Michie interview

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Professor Susan Michie about behaviour change amid COVID-19

Changing behaviours, a scientist’s opinion Interview with Professor Susan Michie, Professor of Health Psychology and Director of the Centre for Behaviour Change at University College London (UCL), and a member of the UK Scientific Pandemic Influenza Group on Behavioural Science (SPI-B): 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). How does people’s behaviour affect the spread and containment of an ...